It is Independence Day here on Thursday and according to Wikipedia:
“The flagship event in Independence Day celebrations takes place in Delhi, where the prime minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers from its ramparts a speech. The holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. Indians celebrate the day by displaying the national flag on their attire, accessories, homes and vehicles; by listening to patriotic songs, watching patriotic movies; and bonding with family and friends. Books and films feature the independence and partition in their narrative.”
So I am looking forward to seeing how this pans out in Goa – am thinking that I will possibly stay independent of it all in terms of wearing a flag or hoisting one either – seeing as I don’t own one anyway!
Watch this space anyway for my “tales of the independence”